Pink Shirt Day
February 22 is Pink Shirt Day or Anti-Bullying Day.
Pink Shirt Day was inspired by a single act of kindness when two high school students took a stand against bullying. The two students saw another student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In a powerful act of allyship, solidarity, and kindness, the two students distributed pink shirts the next day for students to wear in protest.
Wear Pink on February 22
UBC Bookstore carries pink t-shirts in support of the day – 2023’s Pink Shirt is Kindness is Power by Francis Horne Sr., Coast Salish Artist. The shirt’s design features an eagle forming a heart. Eagles provide a vision of the power of love and kindness within us all.
This year, Native Northwest pink shirts’ proceeds will go towards the Native Northwest Reconciliation Fund to donate more than 1,000 of Learning My Rights with Mousewoman board books to Indigenous youth. Learning My Rights with Mousewoman, by Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) artist and author Morgan Asoyuf, is a first-of-its-kind book that empowers children to learn their rights.